Angry woman shoots boyfriend at New Year’s Eve party

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

PETTY, Tex. -- A New Year's Eve celebration turned into an argument, ending in gun fire in Petty, Texas, northeast of Honey Grove.

Officials say Melonie McKinney was upset with her boyfriend, Jorge Estinoza Martinez, because he arrived home late. When the two started to argue, she set his clothes on fire and then started shooting at his truck.

That was when authorities say she shot Martinez once in the arm.

McKinney is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but was released on $10,000 bond.

Martinez was not seriously injured.

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